Long Island Wine


Long Island, New York is a relatively new wine region. It encompasses both Suffolk and Nassau counties, a.k.a. the North and South Forks (Hamptons), and their smaller islands. Most of the vineyards are located on farms that once grew potatoes and other crops, with tasting rooms in converted barns. Louisa and Alex Hargrave established the first commercial winery, Hargrave Vineyard, in the town of Cutchogue in the North Fork in 1973. Others soon followed, with the Hamptons AVA established in 1985 and the North Fork AVA in 1986. The catch-all Long Island AVA was established in 2001 to allow producers a wider range of grape sources from all sections.
Long Island is moderated by the Atlantic, Long Island Sound, and Peconic Bay. The bodies of water cool hot summer temperatures, but can also lead to nasty storm damage during unpredictable late summer/early autumn hurricane season, which can damage crops. However on average, most vintages yield well-balanced grapes which have been given long Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Castello di Borghese

    t's altogether fitting that when Long Island's oldest and most respected winery was up for sale s...

  • Peconic Bay Winery

    The grapes, the progeny of the soil, are the key to any successful winer y. At Peconic Bay Winery...

  • Corey Creek Vineyards

    All of the equipment helps us to extract the ripe supple skin tannins of our grapes, but not the ...

  • Lenz Winery

    Open daily for tastings. See out website to sign up for our Newsletter! Lots of special events,...

  • Lieb Cellars

    Lieb Family Cellars operates its tasting room and produces its wines at The Premium Wine Group (P...

  • Long Island Meadery

    Have you ever heard of mead? Have you ever tried mead? Maybe you tried mead while visiting Europ...

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  • Lieb Cellars Bridge Lane Red Blend 2012


    Tasted out of the 3L box. Blackberry and black cherry aromas. There's a bit of cooked plum and blackberry, bramble fruit and a bit of cassis. Read More

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  • Lieb Family Cellars Pinot Blanc Reserve 2012


    Caramel apple aromas with crushed rose petal and honeysuckle. Palate is fresh with Meyer lemon, green apple, almonds and creme brulee. There's a slight hint of toast but it's not overpowering. Read More

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  • Your pictures are becoming works of art there EMark. Well done!That is very nice of you, OT.  Thank you. I have to say, however, that picture was a fluke resulting from just the right sunlight coming through the window at just the right angle and reflecting off the glass dining room table, the bottle and the artwork in the background.Rusack coul... Read More

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  • Hey Rex,We caught the wine bug years ago with a trip to Napa.  My wife and ... ... Washington, Oregon, NY (Long Island and the Finger Lakes), even our home state of NJ.  We've made visits in Portugal Australia, the Dalmatian coast (including Grgich in his native Croatia) plus multiple trips to Italy, Spain and France.  As they say in New Orlea... Read More

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  • Osprey's Dominion Vineyards Red Blend North Fork Port NV


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  • Mike, feel free to make a counter offer. ;-) Read More

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  • There's an infrequent visitor to our boards, Gregory Dal Piaz, who you ... ... what's going on across Long Islan Read More

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  • (Sometimes I swear someone is paying EMark by the post.)Anyway Deb... my blogger colleague Jeff wrote a mammoth piece about the North Fork last year. Here's a link to the 3rd part, which contains tasting notes and some recommendations for specific wines. If you are interested in reading more about the wineries you can click on parts 1 and 2 at t... Read More

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